Oct 6, 2015

New HUGO BOSS takes to the water equipped with lines from Gleistein Ropes

Alex Thomson Racing team set to reach new heights with the all-new, state-of-the-art HUGO BOSS IMOCA 60 – with lines from Official Rope Supplier, Gleistein

After an estimated 35,000 man hours spent on its construction, painting and fitting out, the latest generation HUGO BOSS took to the water on 10th September 2015. Customised for Alex Thomson, the all-new IMOCA 60 racing yacht will be the fastest and lightest HUGO BOSS to date. The new yacht has been built using the best components including the all-important rigging. As was the case with the previous HUGO BOSS, Gleistein Ropes has also supplied the entire running rigging as the Official Rope Supplier to Alex Thomson Racing on board of HUGO BOSS. This successful partnership will continue to the end of 2016 when Alex Thomson will take the new HUGO BOSS on the “Everest” of offshore yacht racing: the solo, unassisted, non-stop around the world Vendée Globe, which starts in November 2016.

Read the full press release here.
Photo Credit: Mark Lloyd